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Admission to Yavapai College

Yavapai College invites qualified individuals who demonstrate evidence of potential success as adult learners in an institution of post-secondary higher education to seek admission.


In accordance with Arizona state law, Revised Statute 15-1805.01, Yavapai College may admit:
A. A person who satisfies one of the following criteria:
  • Is a graduate of a high school that is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the United States office of education or approved by a state board of education or other appropriate state educational agency.
  • Has a high school certificate of equivalency.
  • Is at least eighteen years of age and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the community college.
  • Is a student transferring from another regionally accredited college or university in good standing (2.0 cumulative GPA).

B. A person who is under 18 years of age and has not satisfied the requirements above may be admitted upon completion of course pre-requisites and achievement of one of the following:
  • A composite score of 93 or more on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).
  • A composite 930 score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  • A composite 22 score on the American College Test (ACT).
  • A passing score on the relevant portions of the current state test(s) required for Arizona standards measurement or graduation (AIMS or replacement).
  • The completion of a college placement test designated by the College district that indicates the student is at the appropriate college level for the course.
A person under 18 who wishes to enroll in a course for which there is no prerequisite nor applicable placement test may be admitted on an individual basis with the approval of college officials.

C. Homeschooled students are exempt from subsection B of this policy.

D. Students who enroll in vocational education courses may be admitted on an individual basis with the approval of college officials if the student meets the established requirements of the courses for which the student enrolls and the college officials determine that the student's admission is in the best interest of the student.
  • Yavapai College reserves the right to restrict enrollment.
  • Admission to Yavapai College does not guarantee admission to specific programs.
  • Specialized application materials may be required for certain programs, from non-citizens of the United States, from students appealing a residency classification, and in related circumstances.
  • Yavapai College may admit students according to intergovernmental agreement, contract, program participation, or College-approved instruction.


Official high school and college transcripts must be mailed directly to:
  • Yavapai College - Office of the Registrar
  • 1100 E. Sheldon St.
  • Prescott, AZ 86301

Transfer students learn about transcripts.